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By | Drew Cullen 10th March 2005 13:01

Taiwan police seize suspect chips

Atop premises raided

Taiwan police raided the premises of Atop Electronics on 8 March, seizing 75,000 'suspect' AMD CPUs and 25,000 fake STMicroelectronics flash memory chips, local paper the Liberty Times reports, via Digitimes.

The AMD CPUs are said to be worth TWD600m ($19.4m) and the ST chips worth TWD200m ($6.45m), the paper added, citing Taiwanese police sources.

However, AMD denied that any of its chips had been found and taken during the raid, which was mounted to locate tax and customs documentation, the chip maker said. It also denied previous Liberty Times reports that it was suing Atop's chairman for allegedly remarking dud AMD chips as latest-generation processors.

In a raid earlier this year, Taiwanese police seized 60,000 AMD CPUs from an Atop customer. ®

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